A question that is likely to be on a lot of employers’ mind is whether the employer can be liable for a vaccine related injury if that vaccine is required as a condition of employment. The law firm Peterson, Logren & Kilbury, P.A. address that very issue below.
Specific to Minnesota, Peterson, Logren, and Kilbury, P.A. present criteria to consider when determining whether a laborer is an employee or an independent contractor. When injured, an independent contractor is not covered under workers’ compensation but rather they can file a claim under their own personal health insurance.
Please see the article from the law firm Peterson, Logren, & Kilbury, regarding COVID claims and the potential impact on your company’s mod. As with everything COVID related there may be other factors involved. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the law firm with further questions.
The use of medical cannabis has been debated in many states. Currently this substance is trying to find its place amongst Minnesota’s workers’ compensation claims. The law firm Peterson, Logren & Kilbury, P.A. summarize the status of this situation below. All WCMC clients are free to contact the attorneys at PLK with any questions regarding this topic.
The question has been asked if employers should provide the COVID19 vaccine for employees. Although this may stem from good intentions, employers need to be aware of the liability involved if they were to pay for, administer, or require employees to be vaccinated for COVID19.
Below, the law firm Peterson, Logren & Kilbury, P.A. provides a great legal basis as to why employers should not mandate the vaccine from a workers’ compensation standpoint but rather maintain that the vaccine is on a voluntary basis.